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RM23 WEEK 6 : IN REVIEW

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Kirk Cousins threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and the Washington Redskins ran roughshod over one of the NFL’s top defenses in a 27-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The three-headed running attack of Matt Jones, Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson combined for 231 yards and a touchdown as the Redskins (4-2) won their fourth consecutive game. After starting the season 0-3, Washington has its best record through six games since 2008.

The Redskins put up 493 offensive yards against the Eagles (3-2), who came in allowing an average of 266.8 yards and 12.6 points as the league’s second-best defense. Malcolm Jenkins intercepted Cousins and returned it 64 yards for a touchdown, but Philadelphia struggled to stop Washington for most of the day.
Cousins, who was 18 of 34 and not at his best, connected with Jamison Crowder on a 16-yard touchdown and with Vernon Davis on a 13-yard touchdown. Davis started at tight end in place of Jordan Reed, who was out with a concussion.

Jones ran for a 1-yard touchdown and sealed the victory with a 57-yard run on third down with 1:27 left as part of his 135-yard day. Whenever rushing yards stack up like that there is usually lot of tackles in the secondary which was seen by Rodney Mcleod’s 12 tackles and 2 assists.

The Eagles will look to bounce back from consecutive losses next week.

Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press

RM23 WEEK 5 : IN REVIEW

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Matt Prater kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:28 left and Darius Slay made an over-the-shoulder interception on the next snap, helping the Detroit Lions hand Carson Wentz his first loss with a 24-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

The Eagles (3-1) turned the ball over for the first time this season with 2:34 remaining when Ryan Matthews fumbled on a hit by Slay. The loose football was recovered by Tyrunn Walker at the Philadelphia 45.
Matthew Stafford set up the game-winning kick by converting a third-and-4 from the Eagles 39 with a perfectly placed pass on a crossing route to Golden Tate, who drew an unnecessary roughness penalty on Malcom Jenkins.
Philadelphia had the ball at its 25 with 1:28 remaining and no timeouts left. Wentz, who did not turn the ball over in his first three games, heaved a pass to Nelson Agholor on first down and Slay made the game-sealing interception at the Detroit 23.
The Lions scored on all three of their drives in the first half, building a 21-7 lead late in the second quarter.
Stafford threw two TD passes to Theo Riddick in the first quarter and another to Marvin Jones in the second. The Eagles hadn’t given up a passing touchdown, a point in the first quarter or allowed offenses to combine to score three TDs through three games.
Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who led the Lions from 2009 to 2013, seemed to make some adjustments.
The Lions gained just 19 yards on the first four possessions, fumbling once and punting three times.
Philadelphia, meanwhile, opened the second half with Wentz capping a nine-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard TD pass to Josh Huff.
Stafford’s unforced fumble on the ensuing drive was recovered by Nigel Bradham, who was arrested last Sunday on a misdemeanor concealed weapons charge, at the Lions 16.
The Lions held Philadelphia to a field goal, allowing them to cling to a 21-20 lead.
Caleb Sturgis’ 49-yard field goal, his third, put the Eagles ahead for the first time with 6:45 left, but they couldn’t hold on.

Rodney McLeod Live on The Q

Rodney recently sat down with Quincy Harris to talk about the early success Philly and Eagles fashion

Thanks to Quincy Harris, The audience and the entire staff at The Q on FOX 29 for a fun interview.

RM23 WEEK 3: IN REVIEW

There were many stars, both offensively and defensively, on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles obliterated the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3. Perhaps no player shined brighter than safety Rodney McLeod.

McLeod, who was signed via free agency this offseason, had an impressive interception in the end zone to seal the Steelers’ fate.

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In addition to that eye-opening pick, he had five tackles, and two passes defended. McLeod’s five tackles had him tied for the second most on the Eagles’ defense on Sunday.

McLeod and fellow safety Malcolm Jenkins have been great anchors for their team’s defense through the first three games. Jenkins had five tackles and three passes defended in the victory.

The defensive lineman up front deserved a lot of credit as well, considering Ben Roethlisberger was under duress constantly. The unit sacked Pittsburgh’s signal-caller four times and hit him eight.

Roethlisberger gave the ball away twice in the game, once on McLeod’s interception and again when Fletcher Cox stripped him in the backfield. Brandon Graham recovered the fumble.

Throughout the game, Philadelphia’s defense was the dominant force on the field. McLeod led the team with his pass defense and his physicality. At least for now, the Eagles have put to rest any critics who thought they would disappoint against truly good NFL teams.

Thanks to  | theeagleswire.usatoday.com for the original post.

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